Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday Feb. 19






RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Craig Daves called meeting to order. We recited “Pledge to the Flag” & sang “God Bless America”. Meeting closed by singing club song, ”We Love Our Valley Home”.

Accompanist – Jan Delashmit

Invocation – Lois Henderson – Poems about “Friends” & prayer

Secretary Report – Dana Daves

Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller

A hearty welcome to newcomers to Rio Valley Estates !!

MANAGEMENT REPORT: Ken Barnhart, assistant manager, stressed importance of orange sticker .. available at office .. on resident vehicles. It may prevent outsiders from putting trash in our dumpsters. Suggestion that gates not open at 6 a.m. was heard. Management may consider changing to 7 a.m. Dogs must be on leash. Obey 15 mph speed limit as we don't want to put in speed bumps! Water from machine increases to 30 cents/gal. Folks are using golf cart parking north of big hall...thanks! Do not park on the grass. Website for park is riovalleyestates.com

Donna Gabbert keeps us informed with a blog. Find it at www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. Donna took many nice pictures from the Cancer Brunch held last Wednesday. Take a look at these, you may see yourself.

Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.

Treasurer Jim Moeller's report was approved. Properties committee member Jerry McAninch reported sign for AED & BP is by ladies' restroom. We discussed stove top in kitchen that has been giving problems & mats in kitchen that are a tripping hazard. We voted to replace both. Ice machine doesn't seem to keep up with demand, could be outsiders using that too? Residents should use ice sparingly today as needing ice for tonight's dance. Jerry mentioned his Drill Sgt. at Sat. morning breakfast required he go from 2.6 to 2.2 eggs per person! We indicated he needs to be “good to consumer rather than to boss!” Board Members-- Properties – Ron Zoeller, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Sandy Novak, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.

Chair Craig apologized for allowing visiting representatives to remain during business meeting last Monday. In the future reps will be asked to go to office area until meeting is completed.

Helen Curtis asks we call 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing card due to illness/death in family. Cards to sign are in office area. If you call her & leave message, leave name. She will not return call if she doesn't know who left message. Cards for your signature this week are for Dorothy Borah, surgery for broken hip; Dave Printy, knee surgery today.

Entertainment chair Brock Laing said Kenny Hess entertained 150 folks last Friday. Feb. 23, Vance Greek will be with us Friday, cost $7 pp. Vance has been entertaining in the Valley since 1970 & was known as Golden Voice of Branson when he had his own show there. March 2 is our final entertainment of the season with The Piano Man, Jason Whorlow. 50-50 draw, pop, ice cream during break. Wondering why Jim M. sends women to collect his 50-50 winnings!

A monetary gift was presented to Brock & ; Adrienne to help with their gas & expenses in finding our wonderful entertainment. We DO appreciate you two so very much.

Bruce /Billie Wells host Friday Potluck at 5 p.m. Bring dish to share & table service. Bruce has certificates showing you completed AED/CPR training if you didn't receive yours via email. Rich Stubbs of Weslaco Police Dept. talked about the Vial of Life. Residents may pick up form to complete with personal info. This is put into prescription bottle &; placed into refrigerator. A decal then is put on door of your unit. Personal info is protected by HIPPA.

Come dance tonight, 7-9:30. Chair Craig Daves reports Richard Lynch Band plays tonight. Cost this week is $7 pp. 50-50 draw.

NO FREE movie this Thursday due to setting up for Roaring 20s Party … don't miss this party. Final free movie will be March 1.

RVE Club Board & committee are serving biscuits & gravy (plus eggs) every Saturday in February, 7-8:30 a.m. They served 140 last Saturday. Bring table service, NOT paper plates. This will be final Sat. breakfast of season unless a group volunteers for March!



“There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.”



Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Feb. 20 – Integra Stroke Prevention Tests, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Feb. 20 – Bean Feed, 4:30 pm $2 pp, Topels chair

Feb. 22 – Roaring 20s Party, Cochrans chair

Feb. 25 - 90th Birthday Party, Peg Hayelan, Friendship Hall, 2-4 pm

March 1 – Vet's Dinner, 11:30 am $7 pp Linda Palermo chairs

March 2 – Patio Sale (outside your mobile), 8 am to noon

March 7 – Iowa Potluck, Friendship Hall, noon, Geers chair

March 17 – St. Patrick's Day Dinner, tickets go on sale next Monday, $9 pp, Chuck/Nancy Gonnerman chair

Dave Johnson #93 has new park directories, $1.50 each.
Activity Calendars for season are posted. Let Judi DeKoning know of additions/changes. Let club secretary or Judi know if you wish a 2019 date on the calendar. It's 1st come .. 1st serve.
Notify news editor Mary Lou at #103 of changes in chairpersons & times of activities. Written notes help.
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex Thursdays, 8 a.m.
NO BEAN BAGS THIS WEDNESDAY.
Cancer Brunch on Valentine's Day was a lovely party. Thanks to all who came & those who helped. A “thinking of you” card was signed by all to send to chair Dianna Bruce who was unable to be with us. Sharon Barksdale who jokingly calls herself “The Blind Lady” was emcee & Brock Laing sang 3 love songs. Winners of raffle items were: quilt donated by George/Sharyl Krantz to Pat Printy; clock to Bev Talley; quilt/pillows made by RVE ladies to Jackie Jacobs; wooden quilt donated by Mary Lou Benson to Darlene Bovenmyer; tea party set donated by Dave Cochran to Collette Mason; 2 stuffed bears to Judy Nordquist & Collette Mason. Other door prizes went to Bev Talley, Lorraine Origer, Carman Bernier, Collette Mason. A single red rose in a vase adorned each table with one person from the table taking the rose home with them.
Nearly 100 residents & friends came to the Valentine's Day Happy Hour Wednesday! Fred G played for tips and he will return Feb. 28 for another fun time. NO HAPPY HOUR THIS WEEK DUE TO SET UP FOR ROARING 20s PARTY.
ROPA Style Show was held Friday with Pat Printy & Arlene Fisher chairing. Winner of hat contest was Linda Miller for her truly magnificent “Miller Beer” hat! Pat & Arlene thank all who attended & those who helped & participated in any way. From feedback received, everyone had a good time. Pat says, “Several more of us now believe in treasure hunting! We may not have taken in a great deal of $$$ for the Club but we made up for it by the fun everyone had, even though the LITTLE GIRL with the teddy was a little late!” Tip of Texas Park will be having a ROPA Style Show March 8.
Dick & Maxine Topel are cooking for Bean Feed tomorrow, Feb. 20. Tickets $2 pp. Plan to eat at 4:30 p.m. Bring bowls, silverware, glasses, may set up your table & service after 2 p.m. Water, condiments, tea, coffee provided. You may wish to bring cornbread or dessert for your table.
Susan Calkins, a member of Amigos de los Ninos, announced a tour into Rio Bravo, Mexico is available this Wednesday with a bus leaving Donna HEB parking lot at 9:30 a.m., returning by 4:30. There will be a free will donation for bus driver. More info can be obtained by calling Don Spencer 956-566-1309.
“Two characters from Chicago” Kathy & Kenny joined us to talk about the Roaring 20s Party coming up Thursday. Kathy says “Looking for BIG TIMER” Don't understand? Google it. Tickets are $10 pp or table of 8 for $80, only a few remain. A full meal plus dessert will be served. Purchase tickets at #236. Write name on back of ticket. You need password to enter, passwords included with ticket. Everything provided including BLACK tablecloths & table service, except beverage. BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS NO MATTER YOUR CHOICE. Decorate tables noon to 3. Tables judged at 4. 50-50 draw, door prizes, games! Bring “some extra pocket money” for illegal activities. Fred Goldsbery will play. Doors open NO SOONER than 5 p.m. Plan to eat about 5:30, party at 6.
All invited to Open House, 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, in Fellowship Hall for Peg Hayelan's 90th birthday. Peg & Wayne spent 23 winters at RVE. Your presence is your gift.
Linda Palermo chairs March 1 Vet's Dinner, 11:30 a.m. with meal at noon. Linda read a poem, “My Daddy” and asked that we “open our hearts for Camp Chorale” as proceeds going there. Tickets being sold at $7 pp with Feb. 26 deadline to purchase. Event is for veterans & spouses, vet widows/widowers. There will be entertainment & raffle of donated items. Raffle is open to everyone even those not attending dinner.
You have time to sort your valuables for the March 2 Patio Sale, 8 a.m. to noon. This is held outside individual mobiles.
Brock Laing reserved Friendship Hall March 4, 5 p.m. for entertainment get together...more info next week?
Iowans take note .. Iowa Dinner is March 7, says chair Janean Geer. It's a potluck at noon.
Looking ahead to March 17, Chuck & Nancy Gonnerman chair St. Patrick's Day Dinner of corn beef/cabbage, potatoes and dessert. Tickets go on sale next week, $9 pp.
Rex Rexroad tells us Felix Rodriguez with the VA has relocated to 10123 N. 10th, St.B, McAllen. He is invited to Vet's Dinner and may be available in March if we wish.
Jan O'Dell thanked all for their kind words & well wishes upon her leaving as assistant park manager, adding “It was special & so appreciated. Glad to be a part of group again.”
GAME RESULTS - Place scores, winner names, complete info on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall. WRITE LEGIBLY!
BEAN BAGS – Feb. 14 – (tie) Jim Moeller/Gary Lungren
Doug Jass/ Bruce Wells Al Jacobs, Marilyn Jass
BOWLING – Feb. 16 -
Women's High Game – Mary Lou Sirovy 147
Women's High Series – Venita Lingle 402
BRIDGE – Feb. 13 -
1st – Catherine Donovan 4610 2nd – Dick Gibson 4040
Feb. 15 -
1st – Catherine Donovan 2480 2nd – Dick Gibson 2400
Feb. 17 -
1st – Dick Gibson 2810 2nd – Catherine Donovan 2600
CANASTA – Table of 4 –
Feb. 10 – Mary Jean Steward, Lorraine Origer 31235
Feb. 16 – Frank Willard, Mary Jean Steward 27500
Table of 6 –
Feb. 14 – Donna Gabbert, Agnes Messner,Patty Lamp 37330
CRIBBAGE – Feb. 14 – Grace Thornton 721
DOMINOS – Mexican Train – Feb. 13 – Agnes Messner, Alice Talbert, Dick Topel, Mary Nelson, Catherine Donovan, Janie Maxwell, Red Tyler, Judy Mattingly, Ron Baker, Darlene Bryant, Paul Kumm, Grace Thornton Feb. 18 – Agnes Messner, Tom Anderson, Virginia Baker, Nancy Gonnerman, Donna Gabbert, Diana Ateah, Ann Johnson, Dianna Miller, Margaret Morrow, Dick Topel, Pat Olafson, Ruth Andrews, Denise Cheek
DUMMY RUMMY – Feb. 17 -
1st – Ray Miller 176 2nd - Mary Christianson 197
3rd – Tom Benson 232 4th – Sharon Sprague 237
EUCHRE – Feb. 13 - 1st – Chuck Kopsell, Del Telfor 40
2nd – Ann Baker, Dale Livingood 37
GOLF – Feb. 16 – Executive -
Men's Low – Bob Blank 35 2nd Low – Tom Benson 36
Feb. 15 – Tierra Santa -
Low – Mark Fisher 80 2nd – Neil Kommer 84
Feb. 17 – Treasure Hills -
Low – Mark Fisher 87 2nd – (tie) 88
Paul Sprague/ Neil Kommer
PINOCHLE – Single Deck – Feb. 17 -
1st – Jewel Kruckman 509 2nd – Ed Marcukaitis 496
SHUFFLING – Feb. 15 – Ron Henderson, Bruce Wells
Feb. 16 – Ron Henderson, Ross McAuley, Dick Topel
POKER – TEXAS HOLD 'EM - Feb. 17 – No report found ??
TIC – Feb. 14 -
1st – Ron Zoeller 128 2nd – Lois Henderson 131
3rd – Rex Rexroad 145 4th – Dale Norris 161

HOLY HUMOR
“There are 2 kinds of people in the world...those who wake up in the morning &; say, “Good morning, Lord” & those who wake up in the morning &; say, “Good Lord, it's morning.”
“A lady was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country. “Is there anything breakable in there?” asked the postal clerk. “Only the 10 Commandments.” said the lady.
“Driving in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an Amish buggy. The owner of the buggy obviously had a sense of humor. Attached to the back of his buggy was this printed sign...”Energy efficient vehicle..runs on oats & grass. Caution: Do not step in exhaust.”
“A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him. Finally, the attendance motioned him toward a vacant pump. “Reverend,” said the young man, “I'm sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip.” The minister chuckled, “I know what you mean. It's the same in my business.”

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Monday meeting 2/12/2018

RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Craig Daves called meeting to order. We recited “Pledge to the Flag” & sang “God Bless America”. Meeting closed by singing club song, ”We Love Our Valley Home”.



Accompanist – Jan Delashmit



Invocation – Maxine Topel, “My mother was a quilter .. RVE is a majestic quilt bonded with love.” followed by prayer



Secretary Report – Dana Daves



Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller





Let's give a BIG shout-out to the gals (guys?) who bake pies for our events. This is a big money-maker & and they are SOOOO good.!



Eric Donovan from Integra Wellness spoke before business meeting about tests that will be offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 20. He remained to sign folks up for the tests that may very well prevent you from having a stroke. It takes 30-40 minutes to complete the tests.



Reliant Energy reps were here after meeting to visit with residents.



Rex Rexroad announced there are Felix Rodrigues business cards available at office window for veterans wishing to contact him. If enough want him to return, let Rex know & he'll schedule.





MANAGEMENT REPORT: Ken Barnhart, assistant manager, reported 2 large dumpsters have been added. If you see people from outside RVE dropping trash in dumpsters, get their license number & they will be reported. Extra “use other door” signs will be added where needed. Hot tub has been repaired. Spectrum did a study of our WiFi & believe the 2nd pole is independent from what we have. Equipment has been ordered, may (or may not) help other than in 99s area. We are happy to hear manager Bob's last eye procedure appears to be a success improving his vision. We are sorry assistant manager Jan has resigned & is going back to her chosen field of counseling. We'll miss her smile at the office window! She will continue to reside in park. Website for park is riovalleyestates.com



Donna Gabbert keeps us informed with a blog. Find it at

www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com

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Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.



Treasurer Jim Moeller's report was approved. Properties committee member Larry Pavlis read a thank you from Pave The Way Ministries for our donation of sound equipment. We have 11 VERY OLD chairs in storage & these are offered $1 each to first 11 people who want them. FYI the AED is located in ladies bathroom. It was reported someone had health issue at craft sale so a blood pressure cuff will be placed where easily accessible in case of an emergency like this. Board Members-- Properties – Ron Zoeller, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Sandy Novak, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.



Helen Curtis asks we call 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing card due to illness/death in family. Cards to sign are in office area. If you call her & leave message, leave name. She will not return call if she doesn't know who left message. Cards this week went to Herb McClish, death of granddaughter; Tom/Connie Duffy, death of his mother; Dale Neises who was in the hospital.



Entertainment chair Brock Laing said Shake, Rattle & Roll last Friday and the Gospel Show yesterday were both well received. Coming up this week is Kenny Hess with cost $7 pp. Kenny has been touring for 3 decades, often opens shows for big name entertainers. He is a member of Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. 50-50 draw, pop, ice cream during break.



Bruce /Billie Wells host Friday Potluck at 5 p.m. Bruce thanked residents for their attendance, last week 65 came. Bring dish to share & table service.



Come dance tonight, 7-9:30. Chair Craig Daves reports Roger Kenaston Band plays tonight. Cost is $6 pp.



FREE movie this Thursday is “Simon Birch” starring Ashley Judd and Oliver Platt. Come to enjoy, snacks available at break.



RVE Club Board & committee are serving biscuits & gravy (plus eggs) every Saturday in February, 7-8:30 a.m. They served 140 last Saturday. Bring table service, NOT paper plates.





Upcoming Dates to Remember:



Feb. 14 – Cancer Brunch, 10:30 am Dianna Bruce chairs



Feb. 14 – Park Pizza Party, Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m.



Feb. 14 – Valentine Happy Hour, Fred G plays 4 to 5:30, all come!



Feb. 16 – Nebraska Breakfast, Jose's Cafe, 8 am



Feb. 16 – ROPA Style Show, 1 pm, $1 pp at door, Pat Printy chairs



Feb. 20 – Integra Stroke Prevention Tests, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Feb. 20 – Bean Feed, 4:30 pm $2 pp, Topels chair



Feb. 22 – Roaring 20s Party, Cochrans chair



Feb. 25 - 90th Birthday Party, Peg Hayelan, Friendship Hall, 2-4 pm



March 1 – Vet's Dinner, 11:30 am $7 pp Linda Palermo chairs



March 2 – Patio Sale (outside your mobile), 8 am to noon



March 7 – Iowa Potluck, Friendship Hall, Geers chair – time?



March 17 – St. Patrick's Day Dinner, tickets go on sale next Monday, $8 pp, Chuck/Nancy Gonnerman chair


The couples celebrating special anniversaries .. Virgil & Aleen Mittelberg (65th) & Ray & DiannaMiller (50th) .. thank all who came to honor them yesterday. Aleen said “We are enjoying the flowers!”

Chair Craig reminds us to leave CAR parking spaces to those who may not have a golf cart. Be considerate of those who must drive an automobile. There is often unused space just north of Friendship Hall for golf carts. Do not park on grass.

Ron Zoeller goes to recycling weekly & if you bring bagged recyclables to him at #153 by noon on Tuesdays, he'll haul them to Weslaco City Yard. Good idea, Ron!

Dave Johnson #93 has new park directories, $1.50 each.

Activity Calendars for season are posted. Let Judi DeKoning know of additions/changes. Let club secretary or Judi know if you wish a 2019 date on the calendar. It's 1st come .. 1st serve.

Notify news editor Mary Lou at #103 of changes in chairpersons & times of activities. Can't stress LEGIBLE writing enough. Thanks!

Bruce Wells announces Bean Bags will be 1 p.m. Wed. He also reported he has not heard from Rich Stubbs , Weslaco Fire Dept., about CPR cards/Vial of Life, continues to try to reach him.

Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex Thursdays, 8 a.m.


Who Remembers Mae West? .. she said,

“It's not the men in my life that count,

it's the life in my men.”

“Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not

ready for an institution .. yet.”

“I only go for two kinds of men .. the kind

with muscles .. and the kind without.”


Mary Norby #179 chaired Feb. 8 Craft Sale. She thanked all who attended, baked pies, helped in any way....and in particular Sharon Barksdale & Sally Hejlik who run the kitchen. Craft Sale was as always a success. Mary stressed visitors to our park report how welcoming we are, Vendors & buyers are ready to return . She added, “RVE has GREAT participation.”


VALENTINE'S DAY IS FEB. 14 .. A BUSY DAY FOR ALL!!

Cancer Brunch is Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m. Chair Dianna Bruce & husband Bob headed back to Missouri last Friday due to his health issues, so her helpers will be taking charge of Wednesday brunch. Kathy Cochran says tickets at $5 pp are available from Sue McLaughlin #420. or at the door. Sign back of ticket for door prize drawing. Wrap a tea cup/saucer in bag for exchange. Raffle tickets being sold, $1 each or 6 for $5.

Monthly Park Pizza Party will be held Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. at Peter Piper Pizza. Bring Peter Piper mugs for free soda & wear your name cards. Prizes & free ice cream.

All are invited to come for Valentine's Day Happy Hour this Wednesday! Fred Goldsbery will play FOR TIPS from 4 to 5:30 Bring dish or snacks to share. We believe Fred has nearly as much fun as folks in our park .. so hoping to have a good crowd! No special surprises this week ..


Nebraska Breakfast is at Jose's Cafe (2nd & Texas) Friday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m. according to Marge Rexroad. Marge says this is popular so they'll do it again in March.

Pat Printy chairs ROPA Style Show Friday, Feb. 16, 1 p.m. Think about what you might have to model, from ROPA, thrift store, garage sales, wherever. Sign up if you can help, set up or model. Pat & Arlene have clothing if you need something to model. There will be a prize for “most magnificent hat”. If you have items to sell, put your name/price & bring by noon day of show. Refreshments will be served, $1 pp at the door. Helpers needed, says Pat. She remarked “Be there or be square.”

Who is up for Bean Feed? Dick & Maxine Topel will be cooking them for 4:30 p.m. meal Feb. 20. Tickets $2 pp. Bring bowls, silverware, glasses. Water, tea & coffee will be provided. You may wish to bring cornbread or dessert for your table.

Roaring 20s Party is Feb. 22! Chair Kathy Cochran says “If it was illegal in the 20's, we will be doing it!” Tickets at $10 pp or table of 8 for $80 are being sold. You may purchase tickets at #236. Write name on back of ticket. NO TICKETS will be sold at the door. You need password to enter, passwords included with ticket. Everything is provided .. tablecloths & table service, except beverage. BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS NO MATTER YOUR CHOICE. Decorate tables between noon & 3. Tables judged at 4. 50-50 draw, door prizes, games! Bring “some extra pocket money” for illegal activities. Fred G will play. Doors open at 5 .. plan to eat at 5:30, party at 6.

All are invited to an Open House, 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, in Fellowship Hall for Margaret (Peg) Hayelan's 90th birthday. Peg & Wayne spent 23 winters at RVE. Your presence is your gift.

Linda Palermo chairs March 1 Vet's Dinner, 11:30 a.m. with sit down meal at noon. Tickets being sold at $7 pp with Feb. 26


deadline to purchase. Event is for veterans, spouses, vet widows/widowers. Proceeds will go to Camp Chorale for children who have lost parents. There are 3 of these camps in Texas. There will be entertainment with raffle of donated items: quilt by Marge Rexroad, carving by Ken Barnhart, painted mobile board by Mary Lou Benson.
You have time to sort your valuables for the March 2 Patio Sale. This is held outside individual mobiles.
Iowans take note .. Iowa Dinner is March 7, says chair Janean Geer. It's a potluck .. what time????
Looking ahead to March 17 Chuck & Nancy Gonnerman will chair St. Patrick's Day Dinner of corn beef/cabbage & potatoes. Tickets go on sale Feb. 19.

GAME RESULTS - Place scores, winner names, complete info on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall. WRITE LEGIBLY!
BEAN BAGS –
BOWLING – Feb. 9 -
Women's High Game -Mary Lou Sirovy 135
Women's High Series – Laurie Walter 369
Men's High Game/Series – Ed Marcukaitis 429
BRIDGE –
Feb. 6 - 1st – Doloros Mason 3550 2nd – Bruce Wells 3310
Feb. 8 - 1st – Dick Gibson 4170 2nd – Bruce Wells 3720
Feb. 10 - 1st – Ed Hover 3670 2nd – Dolores Mason 2290
CANASTA – Table of 4 –
Feb. 5 – Fran Hryniw, Patty Lamp 32670
Feb. 9 – Linda Palermo, Mary Jean Steward 31350 Table of 6 –
Feb. 5 – Margie Walker, Bev Yancey, Janean Geer 34125
Feb. 7 – Donna Gabbert, Agnes Messner, Juanita Fisher 34665
Feb. 9 – Bev Yancey, Frank Willard, Jeanie Burkinshaw 38685
DOMINOS – Mexican Train – Feb. 6 – Mary Lou Sirovy, Ann Johnson, Patty Lamp, Red Tyler, Tom Ande4rson, Maud Fisher, Janel Baker, Jay (not legible), Virginia Baker, Ruth Andrews, Pat Olafson, Catherine Donovan, Alice Talbert, Janie Maxwell, (another name NOT legible) .. PLEASE WRITE SO EDITOR CAN READ! Feb. 11 – Janie Maxwell, Dick Topel, Mary Lou Sirovy, Patty Lamp, Donna Gabbert
DUMMY RUMMY – Feb. 10 - 1st – Cindy Baker 162
2nd – Darlene Bovenmyer 214 3rd – Vic Greenlee 223
4th – Jim Gordon 228
EUCHRE – Feb. 6 -
1st – Lloyd Patrick 44 2nd – Laurie Walter 42
GOLF – Feb. 9 – Executive Course -
Men's Low – Dave Johnson 35
2nd (tie) – Dave Mason, Jim Moeller 37
Feb. 5 – Tierra Santa Dillon Stevens 37 Mark Fisher 83
Feb. 6 – Tierra Santa (tie) Tony Short & Mark Fisher 79
2nd – Dave Johnson 87 3rd – Neil Kommer 89
Feb. 10 – Tierra Santa (tie) Tony Short, Mark Fisher 80
2nd – Neil Kommer 81
PINOCHLE – Single Deck – Feb. 10 -
1st – Raymond Davis 483 2nd – Ed Hover 477
SHUFFLING – Feb. 6 – Henry Hryniw, Ron Henderson, Jim Moeller, Agnes Messner Feb. 7 – Agnes Messner, Dick Topel, Bruce Wells, Al Jacobs Feb. 9 – LeRoy Larson, Dave Johnson, Agnes Messner, Jim Moeller
POKER – TEXAS HOLD 'EM - Feb. 10 - 1st – John Andrews
2nd – Arwin VanWyk 3rd – Dave Clement
TIC – Feb. 7 - High score was Rex Rexroad 455
1st – Bev Yancey 105 2nd – Sandy Lenius 171
3rd – Al Lenius 175 4th – Dorothy Ritter 177

Looked on computer checking for Valentines ..found some quotes
“Why was Cupid chosen to represent Valentine's Day? When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.” and “Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love, you fall forever.” - Authors Unknown
“Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.” - Wind, Sand, Stars, 1939
“Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.” -Judith Viorst, Redbook, 1975
“We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after
the first attack.” - Marie Eshenbach
Love is a game that two can play and both win.” - Eva Gabor
and from Robert Browning:
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.”

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL!!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Monday meeting Feb. 5th

RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Craig Daves called meeting to order. We recited “Pledge to the Flag” & sang “God Bless America”. Meeting closed by singing club song, ”We Love Our Valley Home”.

Accompanist – Jan Delashmit

Invocation – Memorial Service held at 9 a.m.

Secretary Report – Dana Daves

Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller



We held our annual Memorial Service at 9 a.m. today to remember RVE residents we've lost this past year. Judy Miller began service singing “Precious Memories”. Thank you to J. D. Stephens who conducted memorial service with reading of Psalm 23. J. D. read names of these we remember with love .. Alice Matson, Clarice Christensen, Doris Lindley, Thomas Schilling, Ione Alwin, Lucille Jackley, Dorothy Skovbo, Socorro Barker, Velda Lee Clement, Dan Hileman, Richard Hilde, Wilma Snakenberg, Kay Carter, Linda Rirbschlaeger, Donovan Stensrud, Kay Ross, Charlie Stevens, Marie McClurg, Hershel Caldwell, Gene Bouvet, Evelyn McBurney. Brock closed our service singing “Mansion Just Over The Hilltop”.



MANAGEMENT REPORT: Ken Barnhart, assistant manager, spoke about dumpster issue; there is much red tape to get add'l dumpsters, waiting on word concerning this. If you cut your own brush, park employees pick it up BUT if you hire someone else it's THEIR job to haul away. A 15 cent washer is hot tub problem, it's been ordered. WiFi in 99s was again brought up, work continues to make available to all. Ken added “needs a good overhaul!” Clock is being reset for automatic gate opener. When asked about trailer in “bone pile”, Ken said they'd work on that too. Website for park is riovalleyestates.com

Donna Gabbert keeps us informed with a blog. Find it at www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com.

Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.

Treasurer Jim Moeller's report was approved. Properties committee member Larry Pavlis announced new grill has been purchased & a cover donated for it. We voted to donate the obsolete analog power sound equipment to Pave The Way ministries. They do outdoor concerts, etc. in poor areas of the Rio Grande Valley. Board Members-- Properties – Ron Zoeller, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Sandy Novak, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.

Helen Curtis asks we call 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing card due to illness/death in family. Cards to sign are in office area. If you call her & leave message, leave name. She will not return call if she doesn't know who left message. Card up this week was to Pat Caldwell following Hershel's passing. We learned Dale Neises was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Entertainment chair Brock Laing said Maggie Mae entertained to a big crowd. This Friday, don't miss Shake, Rattle & Roll with Tavie Spivey .. cost $6 pp. This depicts a “time of innocence” with 50s music, comedy, hoola hoop skills & more.

Next Sunday, Feb. 11, come at 7 p.m. to hear a young gospel singer from Tennessee. $4/ticket charge will go completely to his ministries.

Bruce /Billie Wells host Friday Potluck at 5 p.m. 70 last week! Bring dish to share & table service.

Come dance tonight, 7-9:30. Chair Craig Daves reports a favorite, Diego, plays tonight. Cost is $6 pp.

FREE movie this Thursday is “The 33” .. all come to enjoy!

Felix Rodriguez from the Veteran's Administration came after our morning meeting to answer questions about benefits available. Many came .. he will reschedule & return, editor heard.

RVE Club Board & committee are serving biscuits & gravy (plus eggs) every Saturday in February, 7-8:30 a.m. Bring table service, NOT paper plates.

Every Once in a While .. something for the guys .. anonymous quotes

“When you think about it, God has to be the best inventor of all time. He took a rib from Adam and made a loudspeaker.”

more .. “You know why a woman's work is never done?

They don't get up early enough!”

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Feb. 6 – ½ JIM.K Happy Hr, 4-6 pm Fred G plays, dessert provided

Feb. 8 – Craft Sale, 8 am to noon, Mary Norby chairs

Feb. 11 – Anniversary Party, 2-3 pm, Friendship Hall, sign up sheet

Feb. 14 – Cancer Brunch, 10:30 am Dianna Bruce chairs

Feb. 16 – Nebraska Breakfast, Jose's Cafe, 8 am

Feb. 16 – ROPA Style Show, 1 pm, $1 pp at door, Pat Printy chairs

Feb. 20 – Integra Stroke Prevention Tests (rep will talk at Feb. 12 Monday meeting)

Feb. 20 – Bean Feed, 4:30 pm $2 pp, Topels chair

Feb. 22 – Roaring 20s Party, Cochrans chair

Feb. 25 - 90th Birthday Party, Peg Hayelan, Friendship Hall, 2-4 pm

March 1 – Vet's Dinner, 11:30 am $7 pp Linda Palermo chairs

March 2 – Patio Sale (outside your mobile), 8 am to noon

Special Request from Editor....PLEASE give written notes when you wish something printed in newsletter. It helps SO MUCH!
Dave Johnson #93 has new park directories, $1.50 each.
Activity Calendars for season are posted. Let Judi DeKoning know of additions/changes. Let club secretary or Judi know if you wish a 2019 date on the calendar.
Notify news editor Mary Lou at #103 of changes in chairpersons & times of activities.
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex Thursdays, 8 a.m.
No Bean Bags this week.
“Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.”
AED/CPR presentation went well, over 30 there. Cards & certificates are delayed until Rich gets back from vacation Thursday. We approved a short presentation about Vial of Life with Bruce Wells arranging date.
Brock Laing thanked all who came to the Super Bowl Party yesterday. 3X as many as last year came with more than half staying for game. It was an exciting game!
Happy Hour on TUESDAY, Feb. 6, is called ½ JIM.K. Come 4-6 p.m., Fred G. will play for dancing & listening. DESSERT WILL BE PROVIDED for this celebration. Bring snacks and beverage. Note this is Tuesday., not Wednesday .. change from regular happy hour day)
Mary Norby #179 chairs Feb. 8 Craft Sale. With 43 tables of vendors, you'll see some new ones this year. Sally Hejlik chairs kitchen. SEE sign up sheet for pie donations, looking for big crowd, MORE PIES NEEDED! Vendors may set up night before. If possible “catch a ride” so as to leave parking spaces for those from outside our park.
A celebration for folks celebrating 50-60-65-70 year wedding anniversaries is Sunday, Feb. 11. Special year anniversaries are Ray & Dianna Miller on their 50th, Virgil & Aleen Mittleberg on the 65th. You may wish to bring a congratulatory card. Chairs Al/Jewel Kruckman & Jim/Alice Moeller announce this party will be during USUAL ice cream hour, 2-3 p.m. Cake will be served at this CASUAL party. Sign up so a count on how much cake is needed can be taken.
Cancer Brunch is Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m. says chair Dianna Bruce. Proceeds go to Edinburg Children's Hospital. Tickets $5 pp are available from Sue McLaughlin #420. Wrap a tea cup/saucer in bag for exchange. Raffle tickets being sold, $1 each or 6 for $5.
Nebraska Breakfast is at Jose's Cafe (2nd & Texas) Friday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m. according to Marge Rexroad.
Pat Printy chairs the ROPA Style Show Feb.16, 1 p.m. Think about what you might have to model, from ROPA, thrift store, garage sales, wherever. Sign up if you can help, set up or model. Pat & her “sis” Arlene have clothing if you need something to model. There will be a prize for “most magnificent hat”. If you have items to sell, put your name/price & bring by noon day of show. Refreshments will be served, $1 pp at the door. Helpers needed, says Pat.
John Geer reports Feb. 20 is Integra Stroke Prevention testing. Rep speaks at next Monday meeting.
Who is up for Bean Feed? Dick & Maxine Topel will be cooking them for 4:30 p.m. meal Feb. 20. Tickets $2 pp.
Roaring 20s Party is Feb. 22! Chair Kathy Cochran says “If it was illegal in the 20's, we will be doing it!” Tickets at $10 pp or table $80 are being sold. You may purchase tickets at #236 “just down the street from Jim!” NO TICKETS will be sold at the door. You'll need password to enter, passwords included with ticket. “Don't have a password? Make up your own!” says Kathy. Everything is provided including tablecloths & table service, except beverage. BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS NO MATTER WHAT YOUR CHOICE. Decorate tables between noon & 3. Tables judged at 4. 50-50 draw, door prizes, games! You may wish to bring along “some extra pocket money” for illegal activities. Fred G will play. Doors open at 5 .. plan to eat at 5:30, party at 6.
All are invited to an Open House, 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, in Fellowship Hall for Margaret (Peg) Hayelan's 90th birthday. Peg & Wayne spent 23 winters at RVE. Your presence is your gift.
Linda Palermo is chair of March 1 Vet's Dinner. Time is 11:30 a.m. with sit down meal at noon. Tickets are being sold at $7 pp with Feb. 26 deadline to purchase. This event is for veterans, spouses, vet widows/widowers. Proceeds will go to Camp Chorale for children who have lost parents. There are 3 of these camps in Texas. Linda tells us there will be entertainment with raffle of donated items: quilt by Marge Rexroad, carving by Ken Barnhart, painted mobile board by Mary Lou Benson.
You have time to sort your valuables for the March 2 Patio Sale. This is held outside individual mobiles.
Iowans take note .. Iowa Dinner is March 7, says chair Janean Geer. More on this later.
Looking ahead to March 17 Chuck & Nancy Gonnerman will chair St. Patrick's Day Dinner of corn beef/cabbage & potatoes. More on this later.
Did you know? Line dancing was started by
women waiting to use the bathroom!!
GAME RESULTS - Place scores, winner names, complete info on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall. WRITE LEGIBLY!
BEAN BAGS – Jan. 31 – Virgil White, Bruce Wells
BOWLING – Feb. 2 -
Women's High Game/Series – Venita Lingle 129/377
Men's High Game/Series – Ed Marcukaitis 148/401
BRIDGE –
Jan. 30 - 1st Maud Fisher 3720 2nd – Ed Hover 3400
Feb. 1 - 1st – Dick Gibson 3770 2nd –Catherine Donovan 3430
Feb. 3 - 1st – Dick Gibson 3860 2nd – Doloros Mason 2650
CANASTA – Table of 4 –
Jan. 29 – Mitze Hutchinson, Donna Gabbert 38195
Jan. 31 – Frank Willard, Donna Gabbert 37570
Feb. 2 – Donna Gabbert, Jewel Kruckman 29730
Table of 6 – Jan. 29 -
Jeanie Burkinshaw, Patty Lamp, Linda Palermo 33850
CRIBBAGE –
DOMINOS – Mexican Train – Jan. 30 – Darlene Bryant, Maud Fisher, Grace Thornton, Alice Talbert, Virginia Baker, Pat Olafson, Frank Hryniw, Nancy Gonnerman, Mary Christianson, Janie Maxwell, Dick Topel, Marge Reishus, Catherine Donovan Feb. 5 – Pat Olafson, Janel Baker, Vic Greenlee, Mary Lou Sirovy, Grace Thornton, Cindy Baker, Jay Baker, Maud Fisher
DUMMY RUMMY – Feb. 3 -
1st – Marge Rexroad 231 2nd – LeRoy Larson 233
Tied for 3rd – John Bowers & Rex Rexroad 236
EUCHRE – Jan. 30 -
1st (tie) – Chuck Kopsell & Ed Marcukaitis 41
2nd (tie) – Liz Livingood & Lloyd Patrick 39
GOLF – Executive - Feb. 2 -
Men's Low – Henry Hryniw 33
Men's 2nd – Low – Dave Johnson 35
River Bend – Jan. 31 - 1st - Claude Anderson 77
2nd – Henry Hryniw 78
Tierra Del Sol – Feb. 1 - 1st – Henry Hryniw 82
2nd – Art Headley 84
Tierra Santa – Feb. 1 - 1st – Mark Fisher 78
2nd tie - Vic Greenlee & Tony Short 81
PINOCHLE – Single Deck – Feb. 3 -
1st – Del Telfor 543 2nd – Raymond Davis 496
SHUFFLING – Jan. 30 – Dave Johnson, Ron Henderson Jan. 31 – Earl Olafson, Dave Johnson, Jim Moeller, Ron Henderson, Leroy Larson Feb. 2 – Lyle Koste, Dave Johnson, Henry Hryniw, Ron Henderson
POKER – TEXAS HOLD 'EM - Feb. 3 - 1st – Dave Clement
2nd – June Clement 3rd – Jean Stamp
TIC – Jan. 31 - High score – Doug Novak 497
1st – Ann Johnson 110 2nd – Judy Nordquist 157
3rd – Ron Henderson 168 4th – Darlene Ales 192

I found this clipping tucked in with the game scores ..
It was entitled “Payment Plan”
A husband gets in the shower, just as his wife is getting out, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel & runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, “I'll give you $800 to drop that towel ...”
After thinking for a moment she drops her towel & stands naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 & leaves.
The woman wraps back up in her towel & goes back upstairs. When she gets back to the bathroom, her husband asks, “Who was that at the door?”
She says, “It was Bob, the next-door neighbor.”
The husband replies, “Great! Did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?”

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Jan. 29th

We are having more typical temperatures lately, cool mornings but 70's for high, love it!
I have been trying to get some of my plants trimmed back and the frost bitten leaves removed, some are not going to recover. The fruit trees in our yard did not do well this season. I noticed several mornings now,  Possums are coming to eat fruit that has fallen off the trees because of the birds, even though we pick up the fruit atleast every other day there is still some for the Possums on the ground.

We went to Wendover Nv. for 3 days on a chartered plane. It was a lot of fun, even the plane ride which took 3 hours, was fun, played games on the plane and more games on the trip home. Snow on the mountains and around 22 in the mornings up to 30's during the day.I was really cold until I got back home 😁.




don't forget about the Super Bowl Party!

A young man was very excited because he just won a ticket to the Super Bowl. His excitement lessened as he realized his seat was in the back of the stadium.

As he searched the rows ahead of him for a better seat, he found an empty one right next to the field.

He approached the man sitting next to the empty seat and asked if it was taken.
The man replied, "No."

Amazed the young man asked, "How could someone pass up a seat like this?"

The older gentleman responded, "That's my wife's seat. We've been to every Super Bowl together since the day we were married but she has passed away."

"Oh, how sad," the man said. "I'm sorry to hear that, but couldn't you find a friend or relative to come with you?"

"No," the man said, "They're all at the funeral."



RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Craig Daves called meeting to order. We recited “Pledge to the Flag” & sang “God Bless America”. Meeting closed by singing club song, ”We Love Our Valley Home”.

Accompanist – Jan Delashmit

Invocation – Mary Lou Benson, remembering Jean McCann White

Secretary Report – Dana Daves

Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller

MANAGEMENT REPORT: Ken Barnhart, assistant manager, reported dog problems are easing up, remember to keep pets on leash. The light by door is not working all the time, being taken care of today. WiFi is on taller pole & works for some, still not all. Ken said maybe panels face wrong direction, checking on it. When asked about painting of #s on curb, he said this will be done when weather improves. Website for park is riovalleyestates.com

Donna Gabbert keeps us informed with a blog. Find it at www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com.

Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.

Treasurer Jim Moeller's report was approved. Properties committee member Larry Pavlis announced board will be cooking biscuits & gravy on Saturdays in Feb. The new gas grill is being assembled for pick up today. They plan to purchase a cover for it. Board Members-- Properties – Ron Zoeller, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Sandy Novak, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.

Helen Curtis asks we call 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing card due to illness/death in family. Cards to sign are in office area. If you call her & leave message, leave name. She will not return call if she doesn't know who left message. Cards up this week included Ron Ruser, sister passed away; Patti Shellito, thinking of you as Harris is at V.A. Home, McAllen; Ione Hayungs, thinking of you as she's been ill most of the season. A card was sent to Herb McClish as his granddaughter was in serious accident. We learned today family was called to Memphis as she is not expected to live.

Entertainment chair Brock Laing said a crowd came to Jul The Chrome Wheel &  he had nice compliments on this low-key music. This Friday, don't miss Maggie Mae &  her significant other Stevie Ray. Cost is $7 pp...she is worth it...country music &;  yodeling. We have 50-50 draw, popcorn, pop, ice cream.

Looking ahead to Feb. 9, Shake, Rattle & Roll is Tavie Spivey & 3 cohorts. Then at 7 p.m. Feb. 11, come to hear a young gospel singer from Tennessee with the $4/ticket charge to go completely to him.

Bruce /Billie Wells host Friday Potluck at 5 p.m. 60 came last week. Bring dish to share & table service.

Come dance tonight, 7-9:30. Chair Craig Daves reported largest crowd since they have chaired came last week. Richard Lynch Band, a 7 piece group plays tonight, $7 pp.

FREE movie this Thursday is the true story of Megan Leavey, a young Marine corporal in Iraq with her K-9 dog.

Adrienne Laing asked for volunteers to serve Ice Cream on Sundays during Feb. No one volunteers, we'll still have this.

RVE Club Board & committee will be serving biscuits &  gravy (plus eggs) every Saturday in February, 7-8:30 a.m. They will “double” amount of sausage. A “reknowned biscuit cooker” is expected to arrive this week. Bring table service, NOT paper plates.

The annual Memorial Service to remember those we've lost this past year will be held before next Monday meeting, 9 a.m. TY to J. D. Stephens for planning service. Those we will remember include Alice Matson, Clarice Christensen, Doris Lindley, Tom Schilling, Ione Alwin, Lucille Jackley, Dorothy Skovbo, Socorro Barker, Velda Lee Clement, Dan Hileman, Richard Hilde, Wilma Snakenberg, Kay Carter, Linda Rirbschlaeger, Donovan Stensrud, Kay Ross, Charlie Stevens, Marie McClurg. Names missing? Let J. D. or editor know.

No BLOOD PRESSURE readings will be taken on Feb. 5.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Jan. 30 – CPR &  AED use training, 1 p.m. - Bruce Wells

Feb. 4 – Super Bowl .. Brock/Adrienne Laing

Feb. 5 – Memorial Service, 9 a.m.

Feb. 5 – Vets, spouses, widows meet with VA counselor, 10:30 a.m.

Feb. 6 – ½ JIM.K Happy Hour, 4-6 p.m. Fred Goldsbery plays

Feb. 8 – Craft Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Mary Norby chairs

Feb. 11 – Anniversary Party, 2-3 p.m., Friendship Hall, sign up sheet

Feb. 14 – Cancer Brunch, 10:30 a.m. Dianna Bruce chairs

Feb. 16 – Nebraska Breakfast, Jose's Cafe, 8 a.m. (correct date)

Feb. 16 – ROPA Style Show, 1 p.m., $1 pp .. Pat Printy chairs

Feb. 20 – Integra Stroke Prevention Tests (rep will talk at Feb. 12 Monday meeting)

Feb. 20 – Bean Feed, 4:30 p.m. $2 pp (tickets next wk) Topels chair

Feb. 22 – Roaring 20s Party Cochrans chair

Feb. 25 - 90th Birthday Party, Peg Hayelan, Friendship Hall, 2-4 p.m.

March 1 – Vet's Dinner, 11:30 a.m. $7 pp Linda Palermo chairs

March 2 – Patio Sale (outside your mobile), 8 a.m. to noon


Dave Johnson says new park directories are at printer, will be available at next Monday's meeting.

Activity Calendars for season are posted. Let Judi DeKoning #67 know of additions/changes. Let our club secretary or Judi know if you wish a 2019 date on the calendar.

Notify news editor Mary Lou #103 if aware of changes in chairpersons/times of activities...written notes please.

A thank you from Amigos de los Ninos was read thanking our club for monetary donation. 1800 children attended Christmas Day party in Nuevo Progreso.

Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex Thursdays, 8 a.m.

We thank Beverly Telfor & Darlene Bryant who have volunteered as librarians. A librarian from Knapp Hosp. is helping organize library to be re-vamped this summer. If you wish to take any books home, feel free to do so. Many women's crisis centers appreciate these. Donated books are welcome.

Dana Daves thanked all who went to King Ranch last Tuesday in spite of late bus, etc. Want to plan a tour, do NOT call Winter Texan Budget Tours or book R Bus.

Ken Barnhart talked about Sock Hop. Thanks to everyone who helped esp. kitchen workers & all who attended. Winners on best table decorations picked by “outside the park” judges were 1st Shellitos; 2nd Spragues; 3rd Rickes. Many went home with more money than they came with from door prizes & 50-50 drawings. Already planning a 50's sock hop for Jan. 24, 2019!

Bruce Wells reminds all of CPR/AED 2 yr recertification tomorrow, 1 p.m. in Friendship Hall. Welcome to attend even if you didn't sign up previously. Certificates will be given. Info on Vial of Life provided.

Super Bowl Party is in Friendship Hall Feb. 4. Brock & Adrienne Laing will cook hot dogs/burgers, $3.50 pp. If you want to stay for entire game, you're asked to bring snacks (Brock asking for jalapeno poppers & eggs). Come for food even if you don't stay for game. Not into football game? Come to Karaoke at Telfors #208, 4 p.m.

Veterans, spouses, widows/widowers should stay after the Feb. 5 meeting when the V.A. Counselor will be here. As Rex says, “Many don't know what is available to them.” There will be NO YOGA Feb. 5.

Happy Hour on TUESDAY, Feb. 6, is called ½ JIM.K. Come 4-6 p.m., Fred G. will play for dancing & listening. Bring snacks to share. Note this is Tues., not Wed. .. change from regular happy hour day)

Mary Norby #179 chairs Feb. 8 Craft Sale. Sally Hejlik chairs kitchen. SEE sign up sheet for pie donations, looking for big crowd so MORE PIES NEEDED! Vendors may set up night before. Anyone who may be visiting another park is welcome to pick up fliers about our craft show to hang. Thanks for all help!

A celebration for folks celebrating 50-60-65-70 year wedding anniversaries is Feb. 11. Chairs Al/Jewel Kruckman & Jim/Alice Moeller announce this party will be during the USUAL ice cream hour, 2-3 p.m. Cake will be served at this CASUAL party. See sign up sheet so a count on how much cake is needed can be taken.

Cancer Brunch is Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m. says chair Dianna Bruce. Proceeds go to Edinburg Children's Hospital. Tickets $5 pp. None will be sold next Mon. due to Memorial Service. Wrap a tea cup/saucer in bag for exchange. Raffle tickets being sold, $1 each or 6 for $5.

Nebraska Breakfast is at Jose's Cafe (2nd & Texas) Friday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m. according to Marge Rexroad.

Pat Printy chairs the ROPA Style Show Feb.16, 1 p.m. Think about what you might have to model, from Ropa, thrift store, Salvation Army, Goodwill, wherever. See sign up. Refreshments will be served, $1 pp at the door.

John Geer reports Feb. 20 has been set for Integra Stroke Prevention tests. Rep speaks at Feb. 12 meeting.

Who is up for Bean Feed? Dick & Maxine Topel will be cooking them for 4:30 p.m. meal on Feb. 20. Tickets $2 pp will be available next Monday.



“Don't let aging get you down. It's too hard to get back up.”



Get ready for Roaring 20s Party on Feb. 22! Chair Kathy Cochran says “If it was illegal in the 20's, we will bedoing it!” Individual tickets at $10 pp (entire table $80) are being sold. You'll need password to enter, passwords included with ticket. Everything provided incl. table clothes except choice of drinks. Decorated tables will be judged. Fred G. will play. Doors open 5 p.m., eat at 5:30, party at 6. You may decorate tables noon-3 p.m.
Linda Palermo is chairperson of March 1 Vet's Dinner. Time is 11:30 a.m. with sit down meal at noon. Tickets are being sold at $7 pp with Feb. 26 deadline to purchase. This event is for veterans, spouses, vet widows/widowers. Proceeds will go to Camp Chorale which is sponsored by Golden Corral. 50-50 draw & raffles will be held.
You have time to sort your valuables for the March 2 Patio Sale. This is held outside individual mobiles.
Looking ahead to March 17 Chuck & Nancy Gonnerman will chair St. Patrick's Day Dinner of corn beef/cabbage & potatoes. More on this later.

GAME RESULTS - Place scores, winner names, complete info on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall. WRITE LEGIBLY!
BOWLING – Jan. 19 -
Women's High Game/Series – Laurie Walter 111/326
Men's High Game/Series – Ed Marcukaitis 171/387
Jan. 26 -
Women's High Game/Series – Mary Lou Sirovy 139/400
Men's High Game/Series – Ed Marcukaitis 172/442
BRIDGE –
No date - 1st – Maud Fisher 2180 2nd – Ed Hover 2040
Jan. 25 – 1st-Doloros Mason 4850 2nd – Shirley Beck 2920
Jan. 27 - 1st – Doloros Mason 3820 2nd – Bruce Wells 3110
CANASTA – Table of 4 –
Jan. 22 – Mary Jean Steward, Lorraine Origer 28055
Jan. 24 – Juanita Fisher, Patti Lamp 32060
Jan. 26 – Bev Yancey, Fran Hryniw 31285
Table of 6 – Jan. 22 -
Patti Lamp, Jeanie Burkinshaw, Darlene Bryant 37175
Jan. 26 -
Catherine Donovan, Marg Rexroad, Jean Burkinshaw 33040
CRIBBAGE – Jan. 24 – Marvin Weeder 725
DOMINOS – Mexican Train – Jan. 23 – Judy Greenlee, Ron Baker, Dick Topel, Judy Mattingly, Mary Lou Sirovy, Ann Johnson, Janie Maxwell, Mary Christianson, Ray Miller, Michael Mattingly, Janel Baker Jan. 28 – Pat Olafson, Denise Cheek, Maud Fisher, Michael Mattingly, Donna Gabbert, Ann Johnson, Dianna Miller, Mary Lou Benson, Chuck Gonnerman, Ron Baker, Judy Mattingly, Fran Hryniw, Janie Maxwell, Mary Christianson, Patty Lamp, Judy Greene
DUMMY RUMMY – Jan. 27 -
1st – Jim Goodwin 198 2nd – Robert Lingle 214
3rd – Tom Benson 220 4th – Sandy Lenius 245
EUCHRE – Jan. 23
1st – Chuck Kopsel 40 2nd – Del Telfor 39
GOLF – Executive – Jan. 26 -
Woman's Low – Millie Ricke 41
Men's Low – Henry Hryniw 27 2nd – Dave Mason 35
PINOCHLE – Single Deck – Jan. 27 -
1st – Margaret Davis 496 2nd _ Ed Hover 463
SHUFFLING - Jan. 26–Dave Johnson, Henry Hryniw
POKER – TEXAS HOLD 'EM - Jan. 29 -
1st – Dave Clement 2nd – John Andrew 3rd – June Clement
TIC – Jan. 24 -
1st – Patti Lamp 122 2nd – Leroy Larson 150
3rd – Ron Henderson 152 4th – Jim Ales 156

Here's a few thoughts on RETIREMENT ..
“I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds.
People get out of the way much faster now.”
“Gone are the days when girls used to cook like their mothers. Now they drink like their fathers.”
“I didn't get to the gym today. That makes 5 yrs in a row.”
“If God wanted me to touch my toes,
He would've put them on my knees.”
“The biggest lie I tell myself is .. 'I don't need to
write that down, I'll remember it.'”
“Of course I talk to myself - sometimes I need expert advice.”
“Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators.
We haven't met yet.”
And finally .. “I'm a Seenager (Senior teenager). I have everything I wanted as a teenager, only 60 years later. I don't have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I don't have a curfew. I have my own pad. I have a driver's license & my own car. I have an ID that gets me into bars & the whiskey store. The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant.
And I don't have acne.”

Monday, January 22, 2018

Jan. 22nd




RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Craig Daves called meeting to order.  We recited “Pledge to the Flag” & sang “God Bless America”.  Meeting closed by singing club song, ”We Love Our Valley Home”.
 Accompanist –  Jan Delashmit
 Invocation – Chris Stephens “What is God saying to you today?”
 Secretary Report – Dana Daves
 Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller
We welcome new residents who have moved into park...
and others who have returned, esp. LU SCOTT!!!
   MANAGEMENT REPORT – Asst. manager Ken Barnhart did not have anything to report this morning.  When asked date electric meters are read, he said as close to first of month as possible.  Website for park is riovalleyestates.com  
    Donna Gabbert keeps us informed with a blog.  Find it at www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com.
   Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.
   Treasurer Jim Moeller's report was approved.  Properties committee member Larry Pavlis said we have acquired some boxes of wine in kitchen refrigerator.  If “yours”,  please claim as space is needed.  We voted to purchase a gas grill , with limit of $400 cost. to replace OLD charcoal grills that are falling apart.  Board Members--  Properties – Ron Zoeller, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis;  Finance – Sandy Novak, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
   Helen Curtis asks we call her, 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing card due to illness/death in family.  You will find cards to sign in office area. If you call Helen & leave message, leave name.  She will not return your call if she doesn't know who left message.  Cards up this week included Tom Cassidy, hospital with pneumonia and now home; Carroll/Carol Jones, her brother died; Alvin/Sharon Johnson, chemo/radiation & complications.  Helen announced Marie McClurg passed away today.
   Entertainment chair Brock Laing said “the Devil is happy, had to lower temp .. as Hell would have to freeze over if Vikings won.”  Aw, shame on you, Brock!  A crowd came to hear Bill Chrastil  last week. He accredited our steady attendance to advertising in news media plus our park is FRIENDLY to the many who join us from outside RVE.  Brock commented how blessed we are to have club board & meetings.  In most parks management sets up activities.  We have volunteers.  A thank you to the crew who help with set up each week.  This Friday, Jul & The Chrome Wheel will entertain, $6 pp. This is a “beach band”, husband/wife duo, that plays a variety you'll enjoy.  We have 50-50 draw, popcorn, pop, ice cream.  The  Showcase they attended last Thursday was fabulous.  Some great acts are booked for 2019, some require contracts, most will be $7 or $8 pp. 
   Bruce & Billie Wells host Friday Night Potluck at 5 p.m. prior to  entertainment.  Bring dish to share & table service.
  Come dance tonight, 7-9:30, to Country Roland Jr.  Craig /Dana Daves chair.  Most dances are $6 pp.  TY from Craig to all who have helped since his back surgery.  Much work goes into seeing the floor is ready .. “we have the best cement dance floor in the Valley!”
  No FREE movie this Thursday due to Sock Hop set up.
  Al/Jewel Kruckman & committee serve Saturday January pancake breakfasts, 7-8:30 a.m.   Bring your table service, NOT paper plates. 
Biscuits & gravy will be served during February by club board.
   Nomination of officers for Feb./ March: chair Craig Daves, vice chair Sharon Sprague.  No other nominations, elected unanimously.
  Does anyone know what happened to the coffee pot top in game room?  It's missing.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Jan. 23 – King's Ranch trip, bus leaves at 7:30 a.m.
Jan. 24 – Changes to park directory due to Dave Johnson, #93
Jan. 24 – Park Pizza Party, Peter Piper, 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 25 - 8th Annual Sock Hop, Sadie Hawkins/Snowball Dance , doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Party begins 6 p.m.
Jan. 26 – Specialty Swim Wear, 9-11 a.m., Magic Valley Park, 2500 E. Bus. 83 (in their card room)
Jan. 30 – CPR & AED use training, 1 p.m.  - Bruce Wells
Feb. 4 – Super Bowl ..  Brock/Adrienne Laing
Feb. 5 – Memorial Service, 9 a.m.
Feb. 5 – Vets, spouses, widows meet with VA counselor, 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 6 – ½ JIM.K Happy Hour .. what do you guess this could be?!
Feb. 8 – Craft Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Mary Norby chairs
Feb. 11 – Anniversary Party, 2 p.m., Friendship Hall .. sign up sheet
Feb. 14 – Cancer Tea Party, 10:30 a.m.  Dianna Bruce chairs
Feb. 16 – ROPA Style Show, 1 p.m., $1 pp ..  Pat Printy chairs
Feb. 19 – Nebraska Breakfast, Jose's Cafe, 8 a.m.
Feb. 20 – Integra Stroke Prevention Tests (rep will talk at Feb. 12 Monday meeting)
Feb. 22 – Roaring 20s Party .. more info upcoming
Feb. 25 - 90th Birthday Party, Peg Hayelan, Friendship Hall, 2-4 p.m.
March 1 – Vet's Dinner, 11:30 a.m.  Linda Palermo chairs

March 2 – Patio Sale (outside your mobile), 8 a.m. to noon

“Remember when your GPS & fish locator were
rolled up into one trusty unit – called Grandpa?”
   Dave Johnson is working on new park directories, needs changes/additions by Jan. 24, will sell at Feb. 5th meeting. 
  Activity Calendars for the season are posted.  Let Judi DeKoning #67 know of additions or changes.  Let our club secretary or Judi know if you wish a 2019 date on the calendar.  It's 1st come 1st serve.
   Notify news editor Mary Lou #103 if aware of changes in chairpersons/times of activities...written notes please. 
   Park Breakfast is enjoyed at Fiesta Tex-Mex on Thursdays, 8 a.m.  All are welcome.
  No Bean Bag or Happy Hour this Wednesday due to set up for Sock Hop.

“I had a goldfish that could break dance on the carpet ..
but only for like 20 seconds .. and only once.”

   For ladies making the Mystery Quilt (or wish to make one) group meets every Thursday, 9 a.m. with Janean Geer teaching.
    We thank Beverly Telfor & Darlene Bryant who have volunteered as librarians.  A librarian from Knapp Hosp.  is helping organize library which will be re-vamped this summer.  If you wish to take some books home, feel free to do so.  Many women's crisis centers appreciate these.  If you have books you would donate, these are welcome.

   King Ranch tour is tomorrow, Jan. 23.  Bus is filled.  Plan to be in Friendship Hall between 7 & 7:15 as bus will leave at 7:30 a.m.  Need a front seat?, let Dana at #234 know.  Dress in layers as supposed to be nice day but will be cool